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Drug Cartel Leader Captured
« on: November 21, 2005, 06:15:36 PM »

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) -- Mexico has captured the leader of a drug cartel that has waged a bloody turf war near the U.S. border, the government said on Monday.

Attorney General Daniel Cabeza de Vaca said the arrest of Ricardo Garcia Urquiza, a surgeon known as "The Doctor," was a mortal blow to the Juarez cartel, a loose affiliation of drug gangs from the western state of Sinaloa prone to bloody feuding.

"This drug trafficker is probably one of the most important to be arrested in history," Cabeza de Vaca said. "Not only are we detaining an important drug trafficker, but the criminal organization is being dismantled."